China exports 100 CAIG Wing Loong unmanned aerial system

China exports 100 CAIG Wing Loong unmanned aerial system


The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) delivered its 100th domestically-developed Wing Loong unmanned aircraft for export. The State-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) started to export the Wing Loong series of aircraft in 2010. The aircraft has been widely used in anti-terrorist operations, security patrols and aerial detection. The aircraft marks the transformation of China’s aviation equipment from manned to unmanned, entering the world’s high-end drone market.

China exports 100 CAIG Wing Loong unmanned aerial system

China exports 100 CAIG Wing Loong unmanned aerial system


The Chengdu Wing Loong also known as Yilong-1 (Pterodactyl I), is a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group in the People’s Republic of China. Intended for use as a surveillance and aerial reconnaissance platform, the Pterodactyl I is capable of being fitted with air-to-surface weapons for use in an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) role.
China exports 100 CAIG Wing Loong unmanned aerial system

China exports 100 CAIG Wing Loong unmanned aerial system


The complete Wing Loong UAS family, including Wing Loong I, Wing Loong II and Wing Loong I-D was displayed at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) held last week in Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province. The Wing Loong I-D has been upgraded based on Wing Loong I and is aimed at diversified operational requirements of users, with the Wing Loong I and Wing Loong II both in batch production and delivery.

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